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The History of the Future of Intelligent Machines

A Hack Education Project

Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and the Automation of Everyday Life


For almost one hundred years, we’ve told wild stories about robots. The Robot Age has always been almost upon us, at once threatening our lives and our livelihoods and promising a world of machine intelligence and machine labor.

Each week, I update this website with the list of the latest “robot news.” These are the stories currently in circulation about the world-to-come and the automation of everyday life. You can find follow along with the storytelling here.

Image credits: Bryan Mathers